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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 an·te·ced·ence /-ˈsidṇ(t)s/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 An·te·ced·ence n.
 1. The act or state of going before in time; precedence.
 2. Astron. An apparent motion of a planet toward the west; retrogradation.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : preceding in time [syn: priority, antecedency, anteriority,
           precedence, precedency] [ant: posteriority]